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Old 01-05-2016, 08:37 AM
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As much as I understand, eventually that it will be up to me. I need helping giving three characters names that both sound realistic and yet identify what they are.

They are: Anxiety, Depression, and Autism.

Writing a novel, with a character with the cocktail of fun, and the way to represent his condition he writes them as imaginary friends and gives them names, that both described what they are, but sound a little bit normal beside you're bloody talking to, what now?

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 01-05-2016, 02:24 PM
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Off the top of my head:

Ty, Prez (?) and Tim.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:56 PM
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How does that have anything to do with the disorders where the names are obvious representatives of them?
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Can you miss spell the names of famous people with thoes issues? What about associated Nick names such as Jay "rain man" Smith or "lithium" Dave Johnson?

I try to give my people semi exotic names with meaning such as Francis Rommel Aquinas for a military character. ST Thomas Aquinas was a pioneer in just war theory. Erwin Rommel was known as the Desert Fox. Francis Marion was known as the Swamp Fox.
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Hi J.P.Clyde. How be thee?

I have used names which suggested of states of being, but only when I was writing satire. Mr. Banker, Ms. Frozen.

When I want the characters to be real, I try to use real life names.

Any phone book, any city, will give you many names, and I've used this idea a few times.

When I'm chasing the completion of a rough draft I just throw in the name of someone I know so I don't have to stop the writing and think about it. Sometimes I don't change them... (lazy?)
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How about:
Anxiety-Twitch
Depression- Blues
Autism-Number locked
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